MEDIA – A Bryn Mawr family has sued a number of defendants, claiming their negligence caused a medieval sword to slash the back of their minor plaintiff son’s left hand, nearly a year and a half ago.

Andrew Kalan and Andrea Kalan (parents of minor plaintiff Justin Kalan) of Bryn Mawr filed suit on Feb. 15 in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, against Michael A. McManus and Crimson Throne, LLC of Lebanon, plus Pyrates Treasure, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and Mazza Vineyard, Inc. (doing business as Mt. Hope Estate & Winery), all of Manheim.

“On or about Oct. 10, 2015, plaintiff Justin Kalan, a minor, was an invitee of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire located at 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545 and on the property owned, operated and/or controlled by defendants, Michael A. McManus, Pyrates Treasure, Crimson Throne, LLC, Mazza Vineyard, Inc. d/b/a Mt. Hope Estate & Winery, and/or Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire,” the lawsuit details.

“As minor-plaintiff Justin Kalan innocently walked through a store, Pyrates Treasure, which was situated on the property owned, operated and/or controlled by defendants, Michael A. McManus, Pyrates Treasure, Crimson Throne, LLC, Mazza Vineyard, Inc. d/b/a Mt. Hope Estate & Winery and/or Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, a medieval sword violently fell off a countertop and slashed the back of Justin Kalan’s left hand,” the lawsuit adds.

The plaintiffs say the defendants’ negligence caused Justin full-body injuries, including: left dorsal hand laceration with extensor tendon injury; near complete left ring and small finger EDC laceration and left long finger partial EDC laceration requiring surgical intervention of a left dorsal hand laceration I&D as well as extensor tendon reefing/repair in order to tighten up his extensor tendon; physical and emotional pain; rehabilitation and physical therapy; possible future surgery and possible future injuries of an unknown nature.

For counts of negligence, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, delay damages, attorney’s fees, costs and other relief.

The plaintiffs are represented by Kyle J. Keller of Levy Baldante Finney & Rubenstein, in Philadelphia.

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas case 17-001633

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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